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  • The Routledge Companion to Popular Music Analysis

    Expanding Approaches

    Edited by Ciro Scotto, Kenneth M. Smith, John Brackett

    The Routledge Companion to Popular Music Analysis: Expanding Approaches attempts to widen the scope of analytical approaches for popular music by incorporating methods developed for analyzing contemporary art music. Based on the premise that popular and classical music is structured within the…

    Hardback – 2018-10-15 

  • Music Theory in the Safavid Era

    The taqsīm al-naġamāt

    By Owen Wright

    The Safavid era (1501-1722) is one of the most important in the history of Persian culture, celebrated especially for its architecture and art, including miniature paintings that frequently represent singers and instrumentalists. Their presence reflects a sophisticated tradition of music making…

    Hardback – 2018-09-28 
    SOAS Musicology Series

  • Rock: The Primary Text

    Developing a Musicology of Rock, 3rd Edition

    By Allan F Moore, Remy Martin

    This thoroughly revised third edition of Allan Moore's ground-breaking book, now co-authored with Remy Martin, incorporates new material on rock music theory, style change and the hermeneutic method developed in Moore’s Song Means (2012). An even larger array of musicians is now discussed, bringing…

    Paperback – 2018-09-03 
    Ashgate Popular and Folk Music Series

  • Hildegard von Bingen's Ordo Virtutum

    A Musical and Metaphysical Analysis

    By Michael Gardiner

    The Ordo Virtutum, Hildegard von Bingen’s twelfth-century music-drama, is one of the first known examples of a large-scale composition by a named composer in the Western canon. Not only does the Ordo’s expansive duration set it apart from its precursors, but also its complex imagery and…

    Hardback – 2018-08-22 

  • What is Music Literacy?

    By Paul Broomhead

    What is Music Literacy? attempts to redefine music literacy with a more expansive meaning than is commonly in use, and to articulate the potential impact of these ideas on music teaching practice. If there has been any literacy distinct to music, it has involved the ability to read and write…

    Paperback – 2018-07-10 

  • Analyzing Music in Advertising

    Television Commercials and Consumer Choice

    By Nicolai Graakjaer

    The study of music in commercials is well-suited for exploring the persuasive impact that music has beyond the ability to entertain, edify, and purify its audience. This book focuses on music in commercials from an interpretive text analytical perspective, answering hitherto neglected questions:…

    Paperback – 2018-06-07 
    Routledge Interpretive Marketing Research

  • Pierre Boulez and the Piano

    A Study in Style and Technique

    By Peter O'Hagan

    Pierre Boulez's first piano pieces date from his youth, prior to his studies in Paris with Messiaen, and his subsequent meteoric rise to international acclaim as the leader of the musical avant-garde during the 1950s. His most recent published work is a solo piano piece, Une page d’éphéméride,…

    Paperback – 2018-05-28 

  • Upper-Voice Structures and Compositional Process in the Ars Nova Motet

    By Anna Zayaruznaya

    In the motets of Philippe de Vitry, Guillaume de Machaut, and their contemporaries, tenors have often been characterized as the primary shaping forces, prior in conception as well as in construction to the upper voices. Tenors are shaped by the interaction of talea and color, medieval terms now…

    Hardback – 2018-05-07 
    Royal Musical Association Monographs

  • Polycultural Synthesis in the Music of Chou Wen-chung

    Edited by Mary I. Arlin, Mark A. Radice

    The displacement of Chou Wen-chung from his native China in 1948 forced him into Western-European culture. Ultimately finding his vocation as a composer, he familiarized himself with classical and contemporary techniques but interpreted these through his traditionally oriented Chinese cultural…

    Hardback – 2018-04-16

  • Composing for Voice

    Exploring Voice, Language and Music, 2nd Edition

    By Paul Barker, Maria Huesca

    Composing for Voice: Exploring Voice, Language and Music, Second Edition, elucidates how language and music function together from the perspectives of composers, singers and actors, providing an understanding of the complex functions of the voice pedagogically, musicologically and dramatically.…

    Paperback – 2018-03-28
    Routledge Voice Studies

  • Materials and Techniques of Post-Tonal Music

    5th Edition

    By Stefan Kostka, Matthew Santa

    Materials and Techniques of Post-Tonal Music, Fifth Edition provides the most comprehensive introduction to post-tonal music and its analysis available. Covering music from the end of the nineteenth century through the beginning of the twenty-first, it offers students a clear guide to understanding…

    Paperback – 2018-03-22

  • The Music of Franz Liszt

    Stylistic Development and Cultural Synthesis

    By Michael Saffle

    Much of Franz Liszt's musical legacy has often been dismissed as 'trivial’ or 'merely showy,' more or less peripheral contributions to nineteenth-century European culture. But Liszt was a mainstream composer in ways most of his critics have failed to acknowledge; he was also an incessant and often…

    Hardback – 2018-03-13

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